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Sony Pictures nabs ASSASSIN'S CREED film rights

Ubisoft Motion Pictures announced plans back in May to develop 3D feature films based on Assassin's Creed, Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon. I was personally excited about this news aside from the use of 3D. Since then we had not heard much about the news until today. 

Variety reports that Sony Pictures is in final negotiations to adapt and distribute the Assassin's Creed adaptation. The studio won the film rights after a bidding war when Ubisoft tried shopping the property. Fans of the series are eager to get their hands on the fourth installment in the franchise.  Assassin's Creed: Revelations is set to hit the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on November 15.

Jean de Rivieres, Ubisoft's senior VP of international marketing and distribution had this to say in an earlier statement:

"Our strategy is not to diversify but to bolster the appeal of our franchises -- that's why we want to make sure our films will reflect the brands accurately and consolidate our fan base while expanding beyond the games' primary target audience."

Baronnet added:

"We want to keep ownership, retain control over the film content, and we're open to work with studios on the development of our projects, and eventually collaborate on the pre-casting, pre-budget and script."

Sony is a good home for this project in my opinion since they are also developing film adaptations for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and inFAMOUS. Creed would be a good fit for a film I think, so I am interested in seeing how this news develops. What are your thoughts?

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